PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Strong storms carved a path of destruction in the Pittsburgh area on Tuesday.
The entire region was under a slight risk of severe weather this afternoon/early evening thanks to a cold front that dropped down from the north and plowed into our hot, humid air mass this afternoon. All watches and warnings have expired.
The storm dwindled after sundown and our same pattern repeats the next few days with warm temperatures, sunshine and a chance of scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms popping up with the heat of the day.
But the heavy rain and high winds were prominent in Indiana County, where damage to homes, barns and sheds was reported. There are no reported injuries. Several fire departments told KDKA that road crews have been working to clear debris and there were several scattered power outages.
A large tree at the entrance to Blairsville High School was splintered by winds, and viewer video showed powerful winds in Grafton.
Also in Blairsville, winds toppled a barn near Hopewell Church Road. Across the street at Hopewell United Methodist Church, the building was untouched, but the church pavilion sustained heavy damage.
Friday/Saturday we are watching for the remnants of what is now Hurricane Laura to brush by to our south; and hopefully, give us some much needed rain to help alleviate our moderate drought conditions.
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